Immediate Tooth Implants

Immediate Dental Implants in Woodland Hills

Our Woodland Hills dental implant dentist offers immediate dental implants, in addition to the traditional method of implant placement.

Immediate dental implants are exactly as they sound: dental implants that are placed immediately following a tooth extraction or other oral surgery procedure.

Why Immediate Dental Implants?

There are 3 components to a dental implant: the implant, abutment, and crown. The implant is usually made of titanium and serves as the tooth’s new artificial root. The abutment acts a connector and is placed on top of the implant. The crown is the very last step and is placed on top of the abutment for a complete, aesthetically pleasing artificial tooth.

The traditional method of implant placement requires the mouth to fully heal after an extraction or surgery, before an abutment is placed.

However, immediate dental implants allow patients to receive their implant and abutment without waiting months to allow the mouth to heal.

  • • Healing period after extraction for immediate dental implants: 0 months.
  • • Healing period after extraction using traditional implant placement: 6-8 months.

  • This saves patients several months of time in the implant placement process, significantly reducing the time frame to receive a fully functional dental implant. While the immediate dental implant includes the implant and abutment, it is not the final restoration.

    Are You a Good Candidate for Immediate Dental Implants?

    To be a good candidate for dental implants, the patient must be in good oral standing. Immediate dental implants are most appropriate for front teeth and teeth missing from the lower jaw.

    If you would like to know more about immediate dental implants, or have any questions regarding dental implants, please contact our office @ 818-716-0297.

    Our dental implant periodontist, Dr. Shervin Molayem, has spoken in front of many other dentists at dental events regarding this procedure. The video can be viewed below. There are 4 parts total.


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